RUSTON, La. -- Gary Wilkinson scored 17 points to lead Utah State to a 50-37 victory over Louisiana Tech on Thursday night.
With the game tied at 37 with 5:29 to go, Utah State went on a 13-0 run to close out the victory.The Aggies (14-1, 2-0 Western Athletic Conference) scored their lowest point total of the season in winning their ninth straight game. The point total was also a season low for the Bulldogs (7-9, 1-2), who were averaging 73.8 points per game at home -- double their score.Louisiana Tech led 29-20 with 5:55 left in the first half, but only 19-18 at halftime. After the Bulldogs opened the second half with a 5-0 run, the Aggies tied the score at 24.Louisiana Tech hit only 6 of 21 shots in the second half (28.6 percent).Tyler Newbold added 10 points for the Aggies.Kyle Gibson led the Bulldogs with 10 points and eight rebounds.